Kathleen (Katie) L. Lopez

OGA Program Manager & LEO Adjunct Lecturer

Kathleen (Katie) L. Lopez

Katie Lopez (LMSW) is the program manager of the Office of Global Activities at the University of Michigan School of Social Work where she is responsible for the overall administration of the office including overseeing the Global Activities Scholars Program, the Peace Corps Master's International and Coverdell Fellows programs, the Certificate in Global Social Work, and the Visiting Scholars program. She also serves as the Office of Field Instruction liaison for students completing global field placements. Ms. Lopez has lived and worked abroad in various locations including Mexico, the Philippines, Tanzania, and Honduras. Her work with those living in extreme poverty has strengthened her resolve to build positive, sustainable, intentional collaborations among schools of social work and institutions aimed at training social workers to address global issues. Ms. Lopez is an active member of NAFSA, Association of International Educators, where she has presented on various topics.

Education

Year Degree   School
2010 MSW University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
2006 Ed. Cert. University of St. Thomas
2005 BA Anthropology University of Notre Dame
Year Description
2014 Lopez, K. (session chair), Evert, J., & Gose, L. (May 2014). Creating International Internship Opportunities for Graduate and Professional Students. Session presented at the Association of International Educators NAFSA 2014 Annual Conference and Expo, San Diego, CA.
2014 Lopez, K. ( May 2014). Utilizing ePortfolios to Facilitate Reflective Learning on International Experiences. Session presented at the Association for Authentic, Experiential and Evidence-Based Learning (AAEEBL) 2014 Midwest Regional Conference, Ann Arbor MI.
2014 Nelson, K. & Lopez, K. (March 2014). Utilizing Electronic Portfolios to Maximize the Impact of WIVA Programs. Webinar presented as part of the Association of International Educators NAFSA subcommittee on Working, Interning and Volunteering Abroad (WIVA) webinar series.
2013 Gorenc, A., Haider, R., Leeman Bartzis, O., & Lopez, K. (session chair). (2013, November). One Size DoesNot Fit All. Session presented at the Association of International Educators NAFSA Region V & VI Conference, Indianapolis, IN.
2013 Voshel, E. & Lopez, K. (2013, June). Global Engagement: Developing Best Practices for Social Work Gradate Internships. Session presented by E. Voshel at the Global Internship Conference, Singapore.
2012 Flores, Y., Lopez, K. (session chair), Lubitz, R., & Nallo, S. (May 2012). Engaging Nontraditional Students in International Internships. Session presented at the Association of International Educators NAFSA 2012 Annual Conference and Expo, Houston, TX.
2012 Lopez, K. (May 2012). Creating International Internship Opportunities for Graduate Students. Poster presented at the Association of International Educators NAFSA 2012 Annual Conference and Expo, Houston, TX.
2011 Lopez, K. (May 2011). Graduate School and Peace Corps: It’s Possible. Poster presented at the Association of International Educators NAFSA 2011 Annual Conference and Expo, Vancouver, Canada.
2011 Jayaratne, S., Lopez, K. (session chair), & Voshel, E. (March 2011). The Creation of a Global Social Work Office: A Work in Progress. Session presented at the International Social Work Conference,Los Angeles, CA.
2010 Cade, M., Dickey, J., and Lopez, K. (November 2010). One Person Office: Reduce, Recycle, Share and Compare. Session presented at the Association of International Educators NAFSA Region V Conference 2010, Detroit, MI.
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